Manipulators, conmen, dictators: Sarah Thornton spurns art market reporting


In a strong indictment in TAR magazine,  famed art writer Sarah Thornton lists ten reasons why the market is corrupt and ultimately has a negative impact on the art world at large.

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China Guardian to host first Hong Kong sales in October 2012


Mainland China’s largest auction house, China Guardian, will conduct sales in Hong Kong for the first time in October 2012. The move is a direct challenge to Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

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Iran’s first contemporary art auction: All works sold


Iran held its first contemporary art auction in Tehran on 22 June 2012, with all of the 73 lots selling for a total of approximately USD1.7 million.

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Chinese art market in free fall – June 2012 ArtTactic report


Does the plummet in Chinese auction sales bode a return to a 2008 crash market? ArtTactic have released a new report on a Chinese art market that is showing signs of slowdown.

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Art auction in focus: Christie’s Hong Kong Spring 2012 Asian Contemporary Art Day Sale


Art Radar takes a focused look at the results of the Spring 2012 Christie’s Asian Contemporary Art Day Sale.

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Bonhams Contemporary Art Department inaugural Hong Kong 2012 auction all lots sold


Bonhams Contemporary Art Department held its first auction in Hong Kong on Sunday 27 May 2012. All works in the single-owner collection sale sold above their estimates.

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Christie’s Hong Kong spring 2012 Asian art auctions: Modern sales outpace contemporary


Christie’s Hong Kong held their spring auctions from 26 to 30 May 2012. While several works sold above their estimates, sales of Asian modern art far outpaced contemporary.

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